Body of Work’s Myrtle Quarter Zip is Perfectly Boxy

The quarter-zip sweatshirt is the middle child of the sweatshirt family. You know, a little edgy; rebellious, some might say. But in the best way possible, of course. And for those of us brave enough to go against the grain, artisanal sportswear manufacturer Body of Work has just released an absolute doozy of a quarter-zip.  

Body of Work’s Myrtle Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt is made in Canada, cut from a pre-washed, combed French terry knit, and features a pointed collar, kissing welts with a nickel YKK zipper, ribbed cuffs and hem, and tonal stitching throughout. 

If you’re not familiar with Body of Work, it’s a design studio based in Toronto, Canada, the land of maple syrup, extreme politeness, and kick-ass sweatshirts. In fact, with the likes of Reigning Champ, House of Blanks, and Body of Work kicking about, you’ve got yourself a real contender for sweatshirt-making capital of the Western world right there. 

The brand places simplicity, functionality, and sustainability at the forefront of its design process, all of which can are reflected in the garment itself. The cotton used to make the Myrtle quarter-zip is 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, which means it meets the rigorous standards set out by the Global Organic Textile Standard, a bastion of authority when it comes to ecological and socially responsible textiles. 

The sweatshirt’s fit is relaxed and boxy, and it comes in two very moody colorways – shale and loam – which go with just about everything. 

Available for $250 from Lost & Found.